The Fabulous Foods of Canopy Rose Catering

Beautiful...Fresh...Delicious Food ...Popping with Pizzazz!

So what is it that sets the catering and event design of Canopy Rose apart from other Tallahassee area caterers? Is it passion, culinary creativity, extraordinary experience? What is that special something that makes Canopy Rose Catering stand head and shoulders above the crowd of caterers? We cordially invite you to scroll, scroll, scroll through all our deliciousness and taste our fabulousness for yourself.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Canopy Rose Catering Caters For The Grand Opening V.I.P. Reception of the New Creek Entertainment, Gretna

It's been a busy, busy, busy holiday season for Canopy Rose with holiday luncheons, dinners, company parties and private soirees.

Here are a few photos from one of our events during the busy month of December 2011: The Grand Opening V.I.P. Reception at Creek Entertainment, Gretna or more commonly known as the new horse track and casino thirty minutes from Tallahassee, Florida.

A Catered V.I.P. RECEPTION for 200 Guests 
By Canopy Rose Catering 








Station 1:
Poker Cupcake Station 

Station 2:
Iced Shrimp Station with Fancy Dipping Sauce
9.95 p/p

Station 3:
Smoked Salmon Display Station
9.95 p/p

Station 4:
Beef Tenderloin Carving Station, Rolls, Horseradish Sauce
14.75 p/p based on 6 oz. of beef tenderloin per person

Station 5:
Pasta Station
9.95 per person 

(additional)
Goat Cheese with Pistachio and Cranberries, Chevre Cheese with Kalamata Olives, Walnut and Fig Tapenade with Flatbreads, Cascading Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Display 



To hire Canopy Rose Catering as your Tallahassee, North Florida or South Georgia caterer, call 850-539-7750 for availability.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Holiday Appetizer Collection: Small Bites, Big Flavor

Canopy Rose Holiday Appetizer Collection 2011  


Dips and Tortes 

Southwestern Fiesta Dip with Nacho Chips

Smoked Salmon, Pesto, Black Olive Torte with Flatbreads

Southern Cheddar Cheese Ring with Strawberry Preserves and Crackers

Tuscany Cheese Dip 

Spinach Artichoke Dip 

Spicy Seafood Salsa with Corn Chips


Kahlua Pecan Brie Torte 

Black and Red Caviar Torte with Melba Toast 

Shrimp, Crabmeat and Cream Cheese with Crackers 

Goat Cheese with Pistachio and Cranberries 

Chevre Cheese with Kalamata Olive, Walnut and Fig Tapenade with Flatbreads 

Bruschetta and Crostini 

Mediterranean Hummus Platter with Pita Chips  

Cocktail Sandwiches / Sliders / Festive Spreads 

Roast Beef, Havarti Cheese and Dill Horseradish Sliders 

Black Forest Ham, Sharp Cheddar and Garlic Parmesan Mayo Sliders 

Turkey Tapenade on Mini Croissants 

Mini B L T's  

Chicken Pecan Salad Platter accompanied by Fresh Fruit and Flatbreads

Favorite Displays 

Cascading Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Display 

Iced Shrimp Display with Fancy Dipping Sauce 

Smoked Salmon Display 

Marinated Tuscan Antipasto Display

New Orleans Spicy Cajun Shrimp Display with French Bread For Sopping

Beef / Chicken / Shrimp / Fruit and / or Veggie Kebab Display 

Tropical Crab Cake Display 

Cuban Picadillo with Corn Cups 

Traditional Treats
Polynesian Meatballs
Stuffed Mushroom Caps 
Chicken Wings
Miniature Quiche Bites 
Burgundy Mushrooms with A Basket of Buttery Garlic & Herb French Bread Rounds 
Fancy Fare 
Tiropita Cups 
Spanakopita Cups

Dolmades

Pissaladiere Triangles

Crab Mousse Art Deco Phyllo Shells

Black Raspberry Cucumber Hearts with Herbal Cream Cheese

Shrimp-Topped Cucumber Hearts with Herbal Cream Cheese

Chocolate- Dipped Strawberries


To hire Canopy Rose Catering as your Tallahassee, North Florida or South Georgia caterer, call 850-539-7750 for availability.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

A Holiday Cocktail Party Picture Menu

'Tis the season for planning holiday parties and at Canopy Rose we are busy, busy, busy planning sensational menus for our clients. Here are a few ideas I'm playing with tonight for one of our clients.

Caprese Skewers
Source: google.com via Kathi on Pinterest


Belgian Endive Boats
Source: bunrab.com via Kathi on Pinterest


Chili and Cheese Pinwheels



Cranberry Brie

Source: womansday.com via Kathi on Pinterest


Chicken Salad Served with Crusty French Bread Baguette Bites
Source: saveur.com via Kathi on Pinterest


Cajun Spiced Shrimp



Petite Lasagna


Cheese and Bacon Rounds


Holiday Crostini


Bacon-Wrapped Potato Bites
Source: thekitchn.com via Kathi on Pinterest


White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge


Red Velvet Cheesecake Squares

To hire Canopy Rose Catering as your Tallahassee, North Florida or South Georgia caterer, call 850-539-7750 for availability.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Post-Thanksgiving Transitional Table Setting

Photo by Canopy Rose Catering

A Note from the Desk of Canopy Rose's C.Y.O. (Chief Yum Officer)

I just love that brief slice of time between Thanksgiving and early December. For me it's always been a time of transition from the charming rustic decor of autumn into the polished festiveness of Christmas.

The decorating that emerges pops with a whimsical harmony that puts a big smile on my face.

This afternoon that transition started in the Dining Room. I snapped a picture to share with you!

Do you need help pulling together a special event? If you are located in Tallahassee, Thomasville, Quincy, Bainbridge or in other nearby North Florida or South Georgia communities, we would love to hear from you! We offer catering and event design for wedding receptions, wedding rehearsal dinners, theme parties, holiday celebrations, company picnics, legislative events, office luncheons, and birthday parties.

To check on our availability on a certain date, please call the catering office at 850-539-7750 or send a note to us at canopyrose@aol.com

A Colossal Stuffed Spud from Canopy Rose

Photo by Canopy Rose Catering
            Picture of a Colossal Stuffed Spud from Canopy Rose Catering

Potatoes are great for lunch catering, dinner catering and are fabulous at stations for wedding receptions. For cocktail parties we offer miniature stuffed spuds, twice-baked new potatoes and bacon-wrapped potato bites.

Looking for a fun idea for an office luncheon...why not call Canopy Rose in to cater a Potato Bar? We'll bring in piping hot potatoes and all the toppings.

To hire Canopy Rose Catering as your Tallahassee, North Florida or South Georgia caterer, call 850-539-7750 for availability.

Thanksgiving Shots from the Canopy Rose Kitchen

Photo by Canopy Rose Catering 
Thanksgiving 2011 was a busy season for Canopy Rose. For this year's Thanksgiving Holiday Orders the kitchen crew at Canopy Rose roasted turkeys for 120 people, ham for 100 people, whipped together half a dozen pans of Sweet Potato Casserole and Mashed Potatoes, the old fashioned way. The only way we know how is to use fresh potatoes that take hours to peel, and incorporate the best of  ingredients. It has always been and always will be the Canopy Rose way to cook with the absolute best of the best ... real butter, real whipping cream, real potatoes, etc, etc you get the idea.

Did I also mention the multiple pans of Green Bean Casseroles, Mac and Cheese, Collard Greens, Holiday Turkey Dressing with Sausage, Mushrooms and Pecans, Gravy, Garden Party Salads, Sweet and Jazzy Dressing and Pecan Pies spiked with Jack Daniels!

As busy as we were in the catering kitchen, I paused occasionally to snap a couple of pictures of what we were preparing.
Photo by Canopy Rose Catering 
Photo by Canopy Rose Catering 


Photo by Canopy Rose Catering 

Photo by Canopy Rose Catering 

To hire Canopy Rose Catering as your Tallahassee, North Florida or South Georgia caterer, call 850-539-7750 for availability.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Cooking Up Cranberry-licious Christmas Parties in Tallahassee

Canopy Rose is going CRAZY FOR CRANBERRIES THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON. Here are just a few of the seasonally delicious ideas we have planned for our catered parties this year.

Source: myrecipes.com via Kathi on Pinterest



Source: thekitchn.com via Kathi on Pinterest



Source: myrecipes.com via Kathi on Pinterest












Source: savvymom.ca via Kathi on Pinterest


To hire Canopy Rose Catering as your Tallahassee, North Florida or South Georgia caterer, call 850-539-7750 for availability.

Holiday Cheese Torte 2011



The inspiration for our 2011 Holiday Cheese Torte. We love the idea of a gorgeous and showstopping  tiered Holiday Cheese Torte for this season's Holiday Parties. The exquisite filling  is a custom creation designed by us for you based on your menu.

To hire Canopy Rose Catering as your Tallahassee, North Florida or South Georgia caterer, call 850-539-7750 for availability.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

2012 Christmas Party Menu Ideas

At this time of year, in addition to being super busy cooking up all manners of deliciousness in the catering kitchen, we're also busy creating menus for our holiday parties. The dynamic of every event is wonderfully unique. In planning just the right menu, we take into account the taste preferences of those who will be attendance. The more we know, the better we can plan! Here's a menu I'm working on for a Holiday Party with folks who enjoy traditional tastes. Perhaps some sliders, chicken wings, pasta salad, fresh fruits,  veggies, cheeses, our fabulous Tuscany Cheese Dip,  perhaps a couple more dips and then a decadent dessert table. Yep, I love my work!!!

Ham and Cheese or Turkey and Cheese Sliders







Cheese, Cheese and more cheese! 
Candied Chicken Wings

Skewered Trifle

Peppermint Bark Cheesecake 

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Trifle


















Sunday, November 13, 2011

Cupcake Tree ~ I'll take one of those, please!

Imagine the Oohs and Aahs from your guests with this showstopping cupcake tree!



To hire Canopy Rose Catering as your Tallahassee, North Florida or South Georgia caterer, call 850-539-7750 for availability.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

2011 Holiday K.I.S. Catering Menu



Canopy Rose Holiday K.I.S. (Keep it simple)  Catering Menu
14.95 per person (plus tax, delivery and service fees if applicable)  

We're keeping it simple with this budget savvy menu option! 

Main Entrees   
(Choose One)  

Holiday Roasted Turkey 

Holiday Brown Sugar and Honey Glazed Ham 

Raspberry Chipotle-Glazed Pork Loin 

Grilled Chicken Brushetta over a Bed of Garlic and Herb Spiked Pasta 

Grilled Vegetable Bruschetta over a Bed of Garlic and Herb Spiked Pasta (Vegetarian) 

Side Dishes
(Choose Two) 

Old Fashioned Corn Bread Dressing

Green Bean Casserole 

Sweet Potato Casserole 

Maple Glazed Carrots 

Roasted Potatoes with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Feta Cheese

Holiday Rice Pilaf 

Garden Party Salad 

Pasta Primavera Salad 

Package includes Bread Basket. 

For additional food ideas please visit our website.           

To hire  Canopy Rose Catering as your Tallahassee, North Florida or South Georgia caterer, call 850-539-7750 for availability.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011 Idea Board

Ideas for your 2011 Thanksgiving Celebration

A Roasted Turkey, Some Flavor-Popping Veggies, Our Great Tasting Garlic Smashed Potatoes  and A Pumpkin Cake... yum! Who wouldn't love this spread at home or office this Thanksgiving season?

                                  



Canopy Rose Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Braised Endive from Orangette
Repinned from Celebrate Autumn Canopy Rose Style by Kathi Bess
                             

                                       

Canopy Rose Autumn Harvest Salad 



A Pumpkin Crunch Cake         


To hire Canopy Rose Catering as your Tallahassee, North Florida or South Georgia caterer, call 850-539-7750 for availability.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

2011 Thanksgiving Catering in the Tallahassee Area

Taste The Fabulous Flavors of Southern Holidays This Season With Catering By Canopy Rose, the popular Tallahassee Florida area catering company.

Many of our corporate clients like to treat their staff and clients to a delicious Thanksgiving feast several days or even one to two weeks before the holiday and we are happy to offer our catering services once again for these special meals.  But not to worry, if yours is not a corporate group! The delicious foods of Canopy Rose are available to any size group!


Traditional & Non-Traditional Thanksgiving Catering For Home and Office

Traditional Roasted Turkey Platter

Traditional Turkey Dressing with Gravy

Southern Holiday Cornbread Dressing

Gourmet Stuffings On Request

Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

Cranberry- Orange Salsa

Sweet Potato Souffle with Marshmallows & Pecans

Green Bean Casserole

Corn Bread

Pecan Pie

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Southern Praline Cheesecake

or ______________________ (you fill in the blank!) As you can see from our website, we offer a wide range of exquisite food! Interested in having us prepare a specialty dish? Just ask! We are never limited to a printed menu!)

To hire Canopy Rose Catering as your Tallahassee, North Florida or South Georgia caterer, call 850-539-7750 for availability.

What should we offer to our vegan guests? Vegan Catering Options in Tallahassee

Wondering what to offer to your vegan guests at your upcoming event?  Perhaps you are planning an office luncheon, a dinner party, a holiday meal, a wedding rehearsal dinner or any other special event where food is being offered to your guests. As a host, it's important to consider the dietary needs of your guests when planning the menu. 

The Vegan Quinoa Salad over a Bed of Mixed Greens from Canopy Rose Catering is absolutely delicious and offers a tasteful solution to the question of, "what shall we serve our vegan friends?"

Do you have vegans in your group? Canopy Rose Catering offers a list of delicious options to delight the taste buds of your vegan guests (and your non-vegan, non-vegetarian, meat-eating guests, too!)

To hire Canopy Rose Catering as your Tallahassee, North Florida or South Georgia caterer, call 850-539-7750 for availability. Vegan Menu available on request!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Whimsical Stacked Pear Salad for Autumn Entertaining

We love the whimsical charm of this Autumn Pear Salad! Imagine your guests delight when they discover this creation at their place setting. They'll be talking about your party all season.

 Fresh pears, exotic greens, blue cheese crumbles and a signature salad dressing ... order as is or or let us custom design one based on your preferences.

If you prefer a Whimsical Stacked Pear Salad PLEASE let us know when you place your catering order.


Source: None via Kathi on Pinterest


To hire Canopy Rose Catering as your Tallahassee, North Florida or South Georgia caterer, call 850-539-7750 for availability.

Pick Your Bread & Spread

Bread of the Day 1.00

French Bread Baguette Rounds 1.00

Garlic Bread 1.25

Pita Bread 1.50

Corn Bread with Green Chilies and Cheese 2.95

Honey-Jalapeno Corn Bread 2.95

Salsa and Cheese Bread Ole! 2.95

French Bread with Chevre, Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Chives 2.95

Strawberry Streusel Muffins 3.95

Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins 3.95

Prize Winning Caraway Onion Puffs 3.95

Phyllo Cheese Straws with Pesto 4.95

French Bread w/ Pesto, Feta Cheese, Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Olives 4.95

Bohemian Oyster French Bread Loaf 7.95

Butter .25

Herbal Butter .75

Tuscany Cheese Spread 2.95

Hummus 2.95

Spinach Dip 3.95

Catering Menus and Price Lists

Ask about our K.I.S. Catering Specials Starting at $14.95 per person (the perfect option for the budget savvy.)


Our extensive mix and match catering menus follow. Simply click on each category on the top right side of the website, to pull up a list of options.


For those seeking a turn-key catering solution.... our catering packages for receptions, banquets and holidays are simply perfect. These catering packages are also listed along the right side of the website.

For those looking for a highly original menu and theme for their event- Canopy Rose Catering's creativity and ability to create the WOW Factor is legendary! Don't miss the section on our unique catering stations for a taste of the fun of having a Canopy Rose Catered Event!

Weddings and Special Events By Canopy Rose

We really enjoy custom designing your catering for each different event and prefer to talk over the phone, communicate by e-mail or meet in person over a cup of coffee. Please make an appointment with Kathi Bess to discuss your Party and Catering needs. Call 850-539-7750 or email us at canopyrose@aol.com.

Monthly Catering Special

Make sure and ask us about any catering specials we are running for the month.

The specials are a great way to treat your office, family and friends to the delicious foods of Canopy Rose.

Our catering specials are also a delicious solution for shoestring budgets! They include an entree, salad, crackers or bread. $10.00 p/p light portion / $15.00 p/p hearty portion

Have a big group and a small budget? Don't hesitate to ask us to help you. Canopy Rose is very creative in providing affordable, cost-effective catering solutions.

Kathi Wins Writing Award

Canopy Rose owner, Kathi Dameron has won the 2nd Place Award in the Newspaper Article Category at the 2008 Southern Christian Writer's Conference in Tuscaloosa, Alabama for her article, Simple Act of Sharing Food Can Truly Bring People Together. This article appeared in the Northeast Chronicle - Tallahassee Democrat during the spring of 2008 in the Entertaining with Kathi column.

Grand Prize Winner In Cooking Contest

The year was 1987 when Kathi Dameron, a passionate gourmet cook who spent her days teaching 32 second graders, and her weekends hosting fun parties for her circle of friends at her waterfront home on Florida's North Hutchinson Island, won two prizes in the first cooking contest she ever entered. One of these prizes was the coveted Grand Prize. At that moment Kathi knew that one day in the not too distant future her special dream to launch her very own catering company would be realized. Seven years later that day arrived with the birth of Canopy Rose in Florida's Capital City in 1994.

What's Cooking At Canopy Rose?

More fabulous ideas from Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company. We invite you to read on...

Canopy Rose Booking Information

We are delighted that you are interested in booking the services of Canopy Rose! The process is very simple!

Simply call 850-539-7750 (office) or 850-228-0583 (cellular)
(If you should get the voice mail, please leave a message and we will return your call asap.) or send us an e-mail to canopyrose@aol.com

In order to best serve you we will need to know the following details:

1. The date, time and location of your event

2. The number of anticipated guests

3. The type of event (ie: office luncheon, wedding reception, holiday party, small private dinner party in your home, legislative cocktail party, etc.)

4. A description of the food, services and catering budget you have in mind.